We’ve all had that feeling at one time or another when surfing the internet and felt that everything was running slower than it should? You could reboot your computing device, PC or Mac, Laptop or Desktop, Phone or Tablet but things wonâ€™t be much better.
You reboot your router in the hope that will make a difference but after the 5 minutes that it takes to restart you realise that you’ve forgotten the password and your master password list is stored in the cloud so you get on your phone and struggle to log on to Google docs. You get there eventually, find your password and key it in – only to remember that you changed it 2 weeks ago and forgot to update your master list so you try to log in to your router from your phone – but canâ€™t remember the password so you Google how to reset your router and make a note of the master password.
You run a â€œspeed testâ€ and everything appears as it should be and yet everything still feels slow, just like when you input an address into your SatNav and it lets you know that the journey will take 1 hour, you set off at 2pm and donâ€™t arrive until 4:30 but you didnâ€™t get caught in any traffic jams, there was just way too much traffic on the roads..
You go to your favourite search engine to see whether anyone else has the same problem and the interweb is full of people with the same complaint.
The reality is that the interweb is just too congested, too many people are using it, there are just too many bits, bytes and bobs zooming around and itâ€™s going to get worse. More and more people are buying phones and tablets to get online whilst out and about, Smart Thermostats are connected to the internet so that people can turn their heating up and down whilst out and about, light bulbs are getting internet connections so that you can turn them on and off, up and down and even change colour whilst away from the house.
Fridges are getting connected so that they can order groceries as soon as you take them out of the fridge, connected microwaves will enable you to zap your food when you are minutes from home so that itâ€™s ready for you the moment you walk through your front door even spectacles will soon be useless without a connection to the internet.
And on top of all this, your toilet will soon be connected, emailing an analysis of your urine or faeces directly to your GP for close examination
However, Bristol IT Company have been snooping around some of the hidden places on the interweb and have discovered that a solution could be close at hand.
You wonâ€™t have heard about it yet because itâ€™s a big, big, big secret but we’ve found about it, tucked away in an article in Hello magazine when they were covering Benedict Cumberbatchâ€™s wedding plans.
Apparently Benedict had a lot of very smart people around for tea and discussions about his choice of Best Man one afternoon. Being a bit of a geek heâ€™d got some of the brightest tech people together to crunch this difficult problem. Bill Gates was there, as was Stephen Hawking, Tim Berners Lee, Vint Cerf, Brian Cox, Dara Oâ€™ Briain and even the late Steve Jobs (by sÃ©ance).
The conversation meandered (as they do) and one of the topics touched on was the frustration caused by the slowness of the interwebs and they decided to work on a solution, there and then, and the solution they reached will blow you away with its amazing simplicity.
All that needs to happen is the introduction of another w and all we need to do is get used to this. www. is changing to wwww. and we have a year to get used to it because the Wider World Wide Web is being introduced on April 1st 2016 .
You can discover how this is being achieved at wwww.bristolitcompany.com